My dad was away close to 6 yrs in ww 11 in trobruk, europe, the pacific, 2 yrs on the kokoda track. He seldom said much except things about his mates, he wasnt allowed to anyway, as I found out later. But others of that era were the same from what I heard. The thought of anything like ptsd or combat problems were never mentioned. But I still remember he had terrible nightmares at times. I never had any grandparents so no idea how they coped from back then. They had the same feelings you vets have, not as well equipped, not as well trained probably or prepared for what was ahead. But guess you had no actual idea of the reality either. Having no idea of what my own dad went through, I just wondered if any of you had memories of what your fathers and grandfathers have said?
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